Identify and Nurture your child's Talent
Your child is talented or not , nowadays parents having there dilemma that there kid is talented or not , don't worry here are few solutions..
Luckily we don’t require expensive tests to tell what activities will capture your child’s attention and excite her that so much he will practice them without being told.All we need to do is just observe.School’s main source of the evaluation was a student’s ability to perform on paper.As we know this type of evaluation had many limitations.But at the time, it resulted in students who had unusually great abilities sometimes labeled as dumb.This was especially true if a child had differing ways of approaching, comprehending and engaging problems.
Here are some ways to discover and nurture your child’s natural talents:
Watch him play.
Does your kid naturally gravitate toward group activities or solo projects? Does he prefer running around or sitting quietly? Which would he go to first: a drawing pad, an iPod or a scooter? Seeing what your child chooses for himself will give you a good idea of where his talents lie.When you observe your child, make a journal of interesting things your child does when at play.Is he thoughtful and deliberate or is he dramatic and emotional? This could give
you great insight into his abilities.
Give him real choices.
It's understandable: you want your child to appreciate music, so you sign him up for piano lessons. But is that really where his interest and ability lies? What if he'd be more engaged -- and happier -- strumming, drumming or singing? Or just listening, for that matter.The key is to let your kid explore different angles of an activity and to watch for what really grabs his attention. If you think your child will like them, start with piano lessons but tell him that if he doesn't enjoy playing after six months, he can move on to another instrument. Or something else altogether.
Talk to your child’s educators
No matter what grade your child is in (daycare, pre-K or K-12), your child’s teachers and other supervisory figures can give you a great idea of your child’s interests and abilities. After all, teachers and caregivers (depending on the environment) might spend more time in an educational and mentoring capacity with your child than you.
Talk to your child about what she likes to do and about what she thinks she is good at.
Often times, your child will articulate the best insight into her own abilities. Don’t discount the fact that your child may actually know her and her talents better than anyone else. At the very least, your child will know her own likes and dislikes, which is often as important as natural talent.
Ask your child what academic subjects she thinks she is best at as well as which she enjoys the most. Make sure you differentiate between enjoyment and talent.Your child may not be able to articulate what she is good at. However, if she enjoys certain activities, this may point to a talent she is unaware of.